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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hiroshima remembers those killed 60 years ago

With prayers, wreaths and emotional calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons, the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the world's first atomic attack.

Hiroshima fell silent as a relative of one of the more than 140 000 dead joined a child in ringing a bell at 8.15am (23h15 GMT on Friday), the exact moment 60 years ago when a single US bomb flattened the southern city.

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